Quinta do Lorde
Marina, Madeira: 33:03.594N 016:19.332W
17 October 2010, 1330 hrs
This blog is put together in great haste as having
prepared ourselves for the scheduled departure, I have just been
told Le Grand Start now commences at and it is now so I’d better get a wriggle on. Hence the brevity
of this transmission. This first leg of the rally is from
Madeira to Tenerife. 260 miles
south it should take only a couple of days but the winds are forecast to be
light so who knows. Read the blog to find out!
Yesterday, Richard and I hired a car to see something of
the interior of mountainous Madeira. It is dramatic and
beautiful and we went for a longish walk right to the peak of the highest
mountain (about 1800m? – a lot higher than Ben Nevis).
Last night we had the pre-departure rally party which was very jolly, but we are
all suffering a little this morning.
As promised, here are a few photos of
Quinta do Lorde marina,
Mina2 ready to go – note Mr Muscle standing in the
Richard on our long walk to the top of the highest
mountain in Madeira